Urban Running Routes

  • South Bay Trail: 2.5 miles each way – 5 miles round trip – this run takes you along Bellingham Bay and across Taylor Dock over the Bay itself. Start in Fairhaven at the Village Green and go north, or start at Boundary Bay Brewery and go south. It’s a spectacular run on a sunny day with views of Lummi Island, the Chuckanut Mountains and all the activities that the sea provides
  • Cornwall Park: 1.1 mile loop – Cornwall Park has a wonderful rolling trail through the woods of this popular park, well as a few secondary trails for a forested, quiet run in the middle of town.
  • Interurban Trail: (south of Bellingham) 2 miles each way – 4 miles round trip – from the Fairhaven Village Green, head south on 10th street to the trailhead, and follow the Interurban Trail south. This run meanders through Padden Creek area then towards the south part of town in the forest. Railroad graded hills and a forgiving crushed gravel path make this run forgiving and fun!
  • Interurban Trail to Larrabee State Park: 7 miles one way – 14 miles round trip – continuation of the interurban run – continue down the hill and into Arroyo Park, running along beautiful Chuckanut Creek, then climb back out of the valley onto the Interurban trail south to Larrabee State Park. If this is a little long, but sounds amazing…there is also parking at Arroyo Park, which will cut off 4 miles and make it a 5 mile round trip – 10 miles total run
  • Lake Padden: 2.6 miles around the lake – this rolling terrain run is another Bellingham staple. Run around beautiful Lake Padden, and let all the activities on the lake take away the effort of the day. There are also well marked technical trails in the surrounding hills, which are much more vigorous, and there are maps at the park for these with details.
  • Railroad Trail from Memorial Park to Whatcom Falls Park/Bloedel Donovan Park: 3 miles one way – 6 miles round trip – this crushed gravel takes you from Memorial park up towards Lake Whatcom. Views from the Alabama Street pedestrian bridge are amazing (this is an incredible run at sunset) and this takes you into the Whatcom Falls series of trails if you are looking to add on.
  • Whatcom Falls Park: various distances – trails in and around our signature waterfall and the Whatcom Creek facilities. There are many little loops and such with this run of various distances, but be sure to get a signature Bellingham picture at the falls on the amazing bridge.
  • Zuanich Point: various distances – out and back of 3.5 miles – From the parking lot on Roeder and Bellewether Way, this paved path goes around the beautiful Hotel Bellwether, around Squalicum Harbor, and out to Zuanich Point. A beautiful run with breathtaking views of the Bay as well as Bellingham and Fairhaven, you can also take the new path east of Bellwether that goes out towards the new waterfront development.
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